Student Rights, Advocacy, and Accountability (SRAA)
The Office of the Dean of Students regulates, maintains and protects the welfare of Southern University and A&M College campus community by establishing and enforcing standards of behavior for students as set forth in the Student Code of Conduct. Students enrolled at Southern University and A&M College must ultimately assume full responsibility for their actions and must adhere to the Student Code of Conduct. The Student Code of Conduct sets forth responsibilities of which members of the University community owe one another. The University has equal obligations to protect the integrity of its educational mission and the interests of its student body. These policies, penalties, and sanctions have been established to protect the rights and interests of all members of the campus community.
Student Code of Conduct
The Southern University and A&M College Student Code of Conduct sets forth, in a concise and uniform manner, responsibilities which members of the University community owe one another. Southern University and A&M College is committed to protecting the full constitutional rights of its students. University policies, Student Code of Conduct provisions, penalties, and sanctions have been established to protect the rights and interests of all members of the University community. The current Student Code of Conduct supersedes any previously published Student Code of Conduct.
Student Code of Conduct - link to PDF
Student Judicial Process
The Southern University and A&M College judicial system governs the University community by regulating student conduct and enforcing the University's Student Code of Conduct consistent with the principles of due process of laws applicable to state universities.
Academic Dishonesty/Disruption of the Academic Process
Southern University and A&M College's Student Code of Conduct (Code 1.1) identifies academic dishonesty as any deliberate attempt to gain an unfair advantage in academic work. Furthermore, the University's Student Code of Conduct (Codes 1.6 and 2.2) broadly defines disruption/obstruction as any major/minor action which obstructs, or attempts to obstruct, an official University function, such as teaching, research, administration, or other campus activity.
Gender-Based Sexual Misconduct Policy
Southern University and A&M College utilizes the term "gender-based sexual misconduct" to encompass all behaviors that involve gender based violations of an individual's rights specifically manifested by sexual behavior and actions. Accordingly, this term is inclusive of conduct considered to constitute sexual harassment, non-consensual sexual contact or intercourse (of which sexual violence would be included), sexual exploitation, stalking, intimate partner violence, and other forms of inappropriate behavior that are linked with the sex/gender of the Complainant and/or Respondent. These behaviors, when deemed to have occurred, deprives an individual of their rights, and/or access to an education or employment. This policy, produced by the Southern University System, is an addendum to the Southern University and A&M College Student Code of Conduct.
Full Campus Policy - link to PDF
Residence Life Regulations
Student residents of Southern University and A&M College's Office Residence Life and Housing facilities possess rights and responsibilities which must be held in high regard to protect and uphold the experience of all students. This policy expands the regulations outlined in the Student Code of Conduct, and outlines additional expectations of student residents.
Residence Life Regulations - link to PDF
Student Official Statements
Southern University and A&M College students have to opportunity to provide an official student in a judicial matter, whether they are a witness, victim, or the accused in an incident.
Student Statement Form - link to PDF
The general grievance procedure is maintained by the Dean of Students in order to ensure prompt and equitable solutions to student problems. General grievances include sexual harassment, hazing, and discrimination.
Student Grievance Form - link to PDF
Southern University and A&M College students may seek redress in academic decisions when they believe the decision is unfair or ungrounded. The academic grievance procedure provides prompt and equitable resolutions to student academic grievances. Classroom related matters should be subjected to these procedures only when the grievance cannot be settled in the ordinary course of immediate post-class discussion.
Student Academic Grievance Procedures - link to PDF